Biomatiques Identification Solutions has become the first Indian manufacturing company to receive Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) certification in India for an iris authentication device.Granted by the STQC Directorate, Department of Information Technology, New Delhi, the certification comes as a number of iris-based deployments are being planned to work with the country's Aadhaar unique ID number.”We are happy to be the first and only Indian manufacturer of Iris Recognition Technology to receive an STQC certification. We provide comprehensive and customized solutions and help clients to manage access control, security, and time and attendance at their offices, ” said Tamaal Roy, CEO of Biomatiques. “The iris recognition device is our flagship product and we are confident about revolutionizing the Indian security system with our innovative range of products in the near future” India's Andhra Pradesh state also this week launched an iris-based identity management technology solution developed by US firm IriTech to authenticate pension distribution.In 2011, the Indian government launched a massive programme to collect the iris patterns and fingerprints of all of its 1.2 billion citizens within three years.In January, Indian biometrics expert Nandan Nilekani predicted that budget smartphones using iris scanners could become an important authentication tool for his country's biometric Aadhar unique ID number project.